KIOWA CREEK SANCTUARY BIRD CHECKLIST

Since Aiken started birding the sanctuary, we’ve kept track of the bird and insect (and other arthropod) species seen. A plant list is still to come.

Birds:

Ducks, Geese and Swans

Larks

Canada Goose Horned Lark
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal

Swallows

Northern Shoveler Tree Swallow*
Green-winged Teal Violet-green Swallow*
Ruddy Duck Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow*

Galliformes

Barn Swallow
Wild Turkey

Crows and Jays

Herons, Bitterns, and Allies

Steller’s Jay*
Great Blue Heron Western Scrub-Jay
Black-billed  Magpie*

New World Vultures

American Crow*
Common Raven
Turkey Vulture

Chickadees and Titmice

Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies

Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Harrier Mountain Chickadee*
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk

Nuthatches

Northern Goshawk Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson’s Hawk White-breasted Nuthatch*
Red-tailed Hawk* Pygmy Nuthatch*
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle

Creepers

Brown Creeper*

Falcons

American Kestrel

Wrens

Peregrine Falcon Rock Wren
Prairie Falcon House Wren*
Marsh Wren

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

Virginia Rail

Gnatcatchers

Sora Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Coot

Kinglets

Cranes

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Sandhill Crane

Thrushes

Plovers

Eastern Bluebird
Killdeer Western Bluebird*
Mountain Bluebird

Sandpipers

Hermit Thrush
Solitary Sandpiper American Robin*
Wilson’s Snipe*

Mockingbirds and Thrashers

Pigeons and Doves

Northern Mockingbird
Rock Pigeon Sage Thrasher
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove*

Starlings

European Starling*

Typical Owls

Great Horned Owl*

Wood-Warblers

Orange-crowned Warbler

Goatsuckers

Virginia’s Warbler
Common Nighthawk MacGillivray’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Hummingbirds

Cape May Warbler
Calliope Hummingbird Yellow Warbler
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Yellow-rumped Warbler
Rufous Hummingbird Wilson’s Warbler

Kingfishers

Emberizid Sparrows

Belted Kingfisher Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee

Woodpeckers

Chipping Sparrow*
Red-headed Woodpecker Clay-colored Sparrow
Williamson’s Sapsucker Brewer’s Sparrow
Red-naped Sapsucker Vesper Sparrow*
Downy Woodpecker* Lark Sparrow
Hairy Woodpecker* Savannah Sparrow*
Northern Flicker* (red and yellow shafted) Grasshopper Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Tyrant Flycatchers

Lincoln’s Sparrow
Olive-sided Flycatcher White-crowned Sparrow
Western Wood-Pewee* Dark-eyed Junco* (pink-sided, slate-colored, gray-headed)
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher

Cardinals and Allies

Hammond’s Flycatcher Western Tanager
Gray Flycatcher Black-headed Grosbeak
Cordilleran Flycatcher* Lazuli Bunting
Eastern Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe

Blackbirds

Cassin’s Kingbird Red-winged Blackbird
Western Kingbird Western Meadowlark
Eastern Kingbird Yellow-headed Blackbird
Common Grackle

Shrikes

Great-tailed Grackle
Loggerhead Shrike Brown-headed Cowbird
Northern Shrike Orchard Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole

Vireos

Plumbeous Vireo*

Finches

Cassin’s Vireo Cassin’s Finch*
Blue-headed Vireo House Finch*
Warbling Vireo Red Crossbill*
Philadelphia Vireo Pine Siskin*
Lesser Goldfinch*
American Goldfinch*

* denotes breeding on the sanctuary

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